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21 Things Every Edinburgh Teen Did In The '00s

So much chippie sauce and Irn Bru.

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1. Hanging with your mates at the Commie Pool.

Which involved plucking up the courage to go on the Stingray, being disappointed that the ring ride was always closed, and getting freaked out because someone told you that there was a razor blade hidden in the flumes.
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Which involved plucking up the courage to go on the Stingray, being disappointed that the ring ride was always closed, and getting freaked out because someone told you that there was a razor blade hidden in the flumes.

2. Practicing your kissing at the end of festival fireworks.

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Then panicking because you heard the kissing disease was going round and you didn't want your mum to find out what you'd been up to.

3. Getting your belly button pierced by the legendary Tails at Whiplash Trash.

Then having to go back because you didn't clean it out properly.
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Then having to go back because you didn't clean it out properly.

4. Popping into Crew for free condoms.

And nervously glancing around as you did so, terrified that your mum or dad would see you.
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And nervously glancing around as you did so, terrified that your mum or dad would see you.

5. Lusting after Bench cardigans, Paul Frank tees, and Gola trainers in Cult Clothing on North Bridge.

6. Smoking fags and drinking coffee at Costa on the corner of Princes Street, thinking it was the height of sophistication.

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7. But knowing you shouldn't be smoking, because Stinx told you so.

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"Cos I'm so outtttaaaaa breath."

8. Going to the Cav every Sunday and Wednesday.

And bottle bombing VK Tropicals before running onto the dance floor when Nelly and Kelly came on.
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And bottle bombing VK Tropicals before running onto the dance floor when Nelly and Kelly came on.

9. Refusing to call the Cav by its new name.

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Lava and Ignite... what?

10. And let's not even get started on "Princes Mall".

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Waverley Centre 'til we die.

11. Drinking endless 50p long vodkas at the Jaffa Cake and Establishment.

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And managing to do a night out for less than a fiver, including your taxi home.

12. Curing hangovers with a chippie meal deal and bottle of Bru.

13. Seeing Love Actually at the ABC cinema.

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Then tucking into pizza and pasta at Lazios across the road, simply because they served you wine.

14. Using this as fake ID.

"I forgot my student ID. My purse got stolen? Does my Snapfax count?"
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"I forgot my student ID. My purse got stolen? Does my Snapfax count?"

15. Spending every Saturday night at Eros ELITE because they served pizza on the dance floor.

16. Saving up for Urban Decay and Hard Candy nail varnish from Jenners.

17. Shouting this on Cockburn street.

If you were brave enough.
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If you were brave enough.

18. That's if you weren't moshing with the best of 'em at the Mission in Studio 24.

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Or the Mini Mission, if you hadn't sorted your fake ID out yet.

19. Going to T In The Park and having the time of your life.

Where you took poppers, went on the Ghost Train, and stood at the front stage for hours to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Where you took poppers, went on the Ghost Train, and stood at the front stage for hours to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

20. Forget A/S/L. All you cared about was which school everyone went to.

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So that you could judge them accordingly.

21. But really, you knew it doesn't matter. Because you all lived in Edinburgh, the greatest city on earth.